Which area of Spain is best for retirement and Why?
I agree, infrastructure all completed, hotels, restaurants of all categories widely available. There is no money left to get Motril and surrounding areas up to the same standard. No developers, no construction, nada!!!!! In your dreams maybe.Go to the south for the sun and the accent is easier too!
I agree, different people have different needs. Living near Malaga City with it's good transport/new airport, fine medical centres (most doctors speaking English),new hospitals and an abundance of cultural activity suits myself and my friends.It would be difficult to come up with a definitive best place to retire as peoples likes and priorities will be different.
We have lived in a number of places in Spain and would say that certain areas of Almeria and the Costa Blanca would suit us fine.
You are right Sally. The infrastructure is all in place on the Costa del Sol and in places like Bulgaria they have a long way to go to beat the services we have. Yes you can buy cheaper land, houses etc in these countries but buyers should beware as there is nothing much to offer for healthcare, schooling and general way of life. We are spoilt here and I personally wouldn't want it any other way.I wouldn't live in Bulgaria for any money.
I love where we live on the Costa del Sol in El Rosario, one exit after Elviria and 3 before Marbella. We have an excellent girl's private school which maintains prices in the area and are across the road from the local public hospital and the private one is just minutes away. The beach, which is second to none, is 3 minutes walk away from our villa and the beach bars are funky and fun and many are open all year round.
What more could you ask for?
That's true... Language is certainly a problem for British people deciding to live in Spain. Many of them flock to close knit communities where they are amongst other British people, employ British tradesmen and generally don't either bother or even want to learn Spanish. It's ironic that they are often the same people who complain about waves of immigrants spoiling parts of Britain and some even quote immigration as the reason they left the UK!Go to the south for the sun and the accent is easier too!